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Poc Chuc

Photo: Dylan and Jeni; Styling: Scott Horne 

Active time 25 mins
Total time 3 hrs, 25 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: about 3 oz.)

Crowd-pleaser grilled pork is ideal for summer backyard grilling. Tip: the way to flavor-filled, garlicky pork chops is in the oregano-salt curing and citrus-soaked marinade. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed and minced into a paste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 193
  • fat 7.4 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 372 mg
  • calcium 17 mg
  • sugars 3 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients. Pat pork dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt mixture. Place pork on a rimmed baking sheet; cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.

  2. Place pork between 2 layers of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet. Place pork in a zip-top plastic bag.

  3. Combine juices, garlic, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; reserve 1/4 cup juice mixture. Add remaining juice mixture to pork; let stand 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  5. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 1 minute on each side. Cover grill; grill 5 minutes.

  6. Place pork on a platter. Drizzle reserved 1/4 cup juice mixture over pork.